April 1, 2008

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Cherry Jello CakeBake cake according to directions on box. While cooling, poke tons and tons of holes into the cake. (fun for a child). Prepare Jello according to box, cool for a few minutes, and then pour over the cake.


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Potato Cubes SupremeCook potatoes with salt until partially done. Place in covered baking dish and cover with the cheese sauce.


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BCT CrescentsI had forgotten to pick up bread on my way home, and had only a couple of refrigerated crescent dinner rolls to serve my new thoughts of what to make for a quick lunch. This was the result.


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4-Layer DelightBlend flour, melted margarine, and nuts. Pat into 9x13 inch Pyrex pan. Bake 20 minutes at 350 degrees F.


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Lemon Cheesecake BarsCombine flour and powdered sugar in medium bowl. Cut in butter with pastry blender or two knives until crumbly. Press onto bottom and 1-inch up sides of an ungreased 13x9-inch baking pan.


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Pineapple Ham CasseroleCombine these ingredients and heat to boiling point. Then pour mixture into 1 1/2 qt. casserole and arrange pineapple over top.


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Blueberry Jello SaladDissolve gelatin in boiling water. Drain blueberries and pineapple, reserving 1 cup of juice (add water, if needed). Add juice to gelatin mixture. Stir in pineapple and blueberries.



Kasha (Dachshund)

In Memory of Kasha (Dachshund)Kasha was 14 years old and a Dachshund (deceased 03-26-08). He was rescued from a Humane Society Shelter after being in 2 previous homes.


Recycled Crafts With Cigarette PacksThis is a before/after photo showing a recycle craft from cigarette packs, a couple hole punches, a little ribbon and some imagination.


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Homemade All Purpose Skin WipesFor inexpensive all purpose skin wipes, I fill plastic reusable baby wipe containers or (other plastic containers with lids) with a mixture of distilled water and a few drops of baby body wash.


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Tips for Campfire CookingI have a few camping tips for cooking. I also would love it if you will share some of your recipes you have. It is always nice to get tips on food they are hard to find for camping.


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Happy Flower Face MagnetsThese joyfully smiling flower faced magnets are adorable in the kitchen, not to mention easy and fun for kids to create.


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Resolving a Consumer ComplaintWhen trying to resolve an issue, always ask for the name of the person you are talking to in trying to resolve your issue; if not satisfied do this:


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Spray Vinegar on New Shower Curtain to Prevent MoldWhen you purchase a new shower curtain liner or plastic curtain, spray the bottom with vinegar and it will not get mold on it. I got this from a friend many years ago


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Reusing Plastic Plant Pots for Starting GardensTo make starter flats, take large (quart to gallon size) soft plastic pots and cut off the bottom 2-3 inches (the hard plastic ones tend to splinter). If you want to divide the flat in sections, cut the remainder of the pot in strips and fit them into the flat.


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Getting Your Cat to Drink More WaterWe have a cat that won't drink much water. This worries us because we know how many cats die from kidney problems. We started adding extra water to his wet (or dry) food. This makes a sort of "gravy" which he'll lap up like there's no tomorrow!


Video: Rocco (Lion and Dog Mix)Here's a video of our new pet. Rocco is a male and is a mix between a Dog and Lion. He may be a little strange genetically, but we love him just the same as we would a dog. That may sound like growling, but that's how Rocco purs when you rub behind his ears.


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Growing Tomatoes In Black Plastic BagsAnother poster on here mentioned using black plastic bags as containers for growing tomatoes. I was wondering if anyone could elaborate on that method?


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Link: Special DietsThis is an excellent site from Finland (in English) for anyone needing to go on a special diet; i.e.: Cholesterol-free, Fat-free, Vegetarian, etc. Select the diet plan, and it will list the foods you can eat. It's also the best, easily understandable Nutrient Information of foods, that I've ever seen.


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Use Cigarette Papers Instead of Expensive Facial Oil BlottersUnfortunately, at the age of 24, I still struggle with breakout-prone, oily skin in the "T-zone." I have always really liked using those blue Clean and Clear oil blotting sheets during the day to remove excess oil from my face without piling on more makeup.



Gold Nugget Loquat With Yellow Leaves?I have planted a new Gold Nugget Loquat tree (came in a 15 Gallon pot, about 5.5 ft tall), and after a month, leaves have randomly started turning yellow. I am not sure if this is due to excessive water or something else.


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Feeding Garden Worms?What can I feed my garden worms with? I need to fatten them up for fishing! Thanks


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